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Mark Belinsky

Mark Belinsky has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive at privately held and publicly traded software, services, and embedded technology companies. He’s founded, co-founded, or had C-level roles at companies with products and services in e-commerce, educational services, digital rights management, supply chain traceability, and operating systems.  He’s been an active angel investor for the past 3 years, including investments in Band companies Tenacity Health, Kiana Analytics, and Detection Group.  He serves on the selection committee for Harvard Business School Angels of Northern California. Mark has served as SVP and GM at video encryption and software e-commerce company Macrovision (Nasdaq: TIVO) and at haptics leader Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq: IMMR) in business unit GM, corporate development and business development roles.  He current consults to emerging software, services, and IoT companies in areas related to strategic relationships, pricing, channels, partnering, financing, and international. Mark joined Macrovision as GM of the video products division, and over an 8-year period led Macrovision's digital watermarking technology launch, its music DRM launch, its DVD copy protection technology launch, and its acquisition of software e-commerce company Globetrotter Software (now called Flexera) for $800M.  Mark drove the diversification of Macrovision from a single-product video encryption/copy protection company to a diversified software and services company, growing revenue from $10M to $150M over his time with the company. The company went public at a $70M market cap and grew to a $5B market cap within four years. Today trading under the symbol TIVO, Macrovision has a market cap of $2.4B. At Immersion, Mark ran the mobile products division and built the business that today is a $50M haptics platform and technology/IP licensing business. He led a product, marketing and sales team of 25, split between San Jose, Oxford (UK), Montreal, Seoul, and Helsinki. Mark also refined Immersion’s approach to monetizing its IP and participated in the negotiations with Sony Electronics that resulted in cash payments to Immersion of $147M over a five-year period. Today trading under the symbol IMMR, Immersion has a market cap of $250M. Earlier, Mark ran sales and marketing at UNIX OS company UniSoft, and served as SVP/GM at internet training and technology demonstrations company Interop, where he grew the company from $1M to $20M revenue over a four-year period, drove a $23M exit, and launched the company’s European operation in Paris. Mark holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Wayne State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In his free time, he enjoys playing competitive tennis and pick-up ice hockey, as well as biking, and sailing on SF bay and in the BVI.